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Re: Flashing ? on boot.

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 21:58:40 -0500
"Eric C. Cooper" <ecc@cmu.edu> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 02:40:09PM +1300, Donald Gordon wrote:
> > I have two PowerMac 7200/120, and a 1.2GB quantum fireball that I
> > installed debian on.  It boots on the machine that I ran the debian
> > install on; on the other one, all I get is an icon of a floppy disk with
> > a flashing question mark when I turn it on.  If I put the disk back in
> > the first machine, it boots; if I put it in the second, it doesn't. Both
> > boot MacOS properly: what do I need to do to make the second machine
> > boot Debian?
> You need to update your Open Firmware variables on the second machine
> to boot the linux bootloader.  You do that by booting into OF and
> using the setenv command for the variables you need to change.
> The relevant ones for quik, which I use, are something like this:
>     boot-device     scsi/sd@0:0
>     boot-file       /vmlinux

That worked!  Thankyou!  Thankyou!  Thankyou!  etc!


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